The British are coming! The British are coming!

I am very excited – today 31 students (of high school age) and 3 teachers are coming to visit Houston from Cyfartha, Wales as part of a program with ISSET. They will spend some days here learning more about the space program as well as more fun and interesting stuff with science and engineering and then they will head to Florida for more of the same kind of idea including a tour at Kennedy Space Center. What an incredible trip! I grew up in the US and didn’t get to have that kind of experience until I was out of University and working for the space industry!

A sampling of things they will see and do here in Houston

  • Space Center Houston
  • Behind the Scenes Tour of Johnson Space Center
  • San Jacinto Monument
  • Bayou Wildlife Park
  • A lecture from Dr. Alexander at Rice University about Space and Solar Science
  • Presentations from Astronauts
  • Presentations from other space scientists
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Challenger Center Mission
  • Moody Gardens including some amazing interactive programs

A sampling of things they will do in Florida

  • Kennedy Space Center Vistors Center
  • A Behind the scenes tour at Kennedy Space Center
  • Cape Canaveral Tour
  • Kennedy Space Center Wildlife Refuge
  • Meet the former Kennedy Space Center Director Jay Honeycutt
  • Potentially meet some astronauts
  • Brevard County Planetarium
  • Astronaut Training at Astronaut Hall of Fame (Formerly Home to US Space Camp FL 

Sound amazing? It is!! I am excited to be their “guide” here in Houston while Chris will be their guide in Florida. Interested in joining us for one of these? Check out the ISSET webpage to get more details

 We are also hoping to plan similar trips to Washington, DC as well and also to the UK! Drop us a line and let us know what you’d be interested in!!

 

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